Protect West Virginia campaign, a coalition of citizens and organizations who oppose further harmful budget cuts and who want to connect West Virginia values to the state’s budget priorities, is hosting a digital press conference to kickoff its campaign.
WHO: West Virginians discuss how budget cuts impact their lives. Jackie Stalnaker and Saul Harlow talk about how the PROMISE scholarship has shaped their ability to pursue higher education. Lauren Groseclose, an educator, will shed light on how cuts are impacting teachers and our children’s ability to learn. Jenni Southerland, Executive Director of Putnam Aging, will share her view on securing a dignified life for our seniors. Avid outdoor adventurer Alexandra Gallo discusses keeping our mountain playgrounds open and staffed.
WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, January 11, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the West Virginia State University Economic Development Center. The EDC is located at 1506 Kanawha Blvd. W, Charleston, WV 25312
INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: The press is welcome to attend in person or view a live stream of the press conference from the Protect West Virginia Facebook page. The campaign will monitor its Facebook page and answers from both press and citizens. Follow along on Twitter @ProtectWV.